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Dr Alicia Stanway


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5427, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.258
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5427
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.258  


Dr Alicia Stanway is a Lecturer in the School of Business and Law.


By appointment.

Current teaching

  • Introduction to Recreation
  • Sport and Recreation Leadership and Programming
  • Introduction to Event Management
  • Sport Organisation Management
  • Sport Venues and Events


Dr Alicia Stanway is a Lecturer within the Sport, Recreation and Event Management program in the School of Business and Law. With industry expertise in event management, Alicia has been teaching in the area of sport, recreation and event management for the past decade and has worked at UniSA and ECU over this time. A unique facet of her teaching profile is travelling with students to the USA for the Sports Venues and Events Study Tour, and remaining committed to experiential learning by working alongside event management students in industry.

Her research interests focus upon student engagement and experiential learning in higher education, community sport and recreation opportunities for all citizens, and the nexus between psychological contract and personality traits in the vocational sector, and has conducted a number of projects in these areas. Alicia maintains strong industry links through her teaching and research interests and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Leisure Studies (ANZALS).

Awards and recognition

  • 2015 - Dean’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Research areas and interests

  • Enhancing student engagement and experiential learning in higher education
  • Psycho-social aspects of sport and recreation participation for all citizens
  • Psychological contract, organisational citizenship behaviour and personality traits of professional dancers


  • Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Charles Sturt University, 2018.
  • Graduate Certificate of Higer Education, Edith Cowan University, 2012.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of South Australia, 2011.
  • Bachelor of Management(Hons), University of South Australia, 2007.
  • Bachelor of Applied Science(Recreation Planninng & Managemen, University of South Australia, 2006.


Recent Research Grants

  • Understanding the social and economic contributions made by Western Australian leisure centres. ,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2017 Open Round,  2018 - 2019,  $101,899.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Kitney, S., Stanway, A., Ryan, M., (2018), Volunteer tourism motivations of the Marine Conservation Cambodia project. Current Issues in Tourism, 21(10), 1091-1096, Clevedon, U.K., Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/13683500.2016.1269727.
  • Scott, OK., Stanway, A., (2015), Tweeting the lecture: How social media can increase student engagement in higher education. Sport Management Education Journal, 9(2), 91-101, Champaign, Illinois, United States, Human Kinetics, Inc., DOI: 10.1123/SMEJ.2014-0038.
  • Fleming, T., Stanway, A., (2014), Enhancing first year student engagement: Collaborative practice in a core business unit. Journal of International Education in Business, 7(2), 137-149, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/JIEB-08-2014-0015.
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